This luminous film should be of interest to all anthropologists – medical, social, visual / material, cognitive, even maybe migration… In a compelling narrative, a Delhi rickshaw driver seeks treatment for his sick young daughter, Kusum, and eventually takes her to a famous healing temple in Rajasthan where the charismatic healer diagnoses spirit possession. In vivid and sometimes unsettling scenes we see the healer trying to rid Kusum of her affliction.
Ethnographic Film Screenings Hilary 2019
Pitt Rivers Museum Seminar Room
10am, Thursdays (Weeks 1-8)
Convened by Professor Marcus Banks